Monthly Archives: November 2011

Progress of orphaned orangutan

Report just in from Pak Tigor, the Orangutan Foundation’s Orangutan Re-introduction Manager, about Steph the little orphan orangutan that was rescued from an oil palm plantation and taken to the Lamandau River Wildlife Reserve. “Steph is very healthy, energetic and  now wants to play all the time with carer. At the end of October,  her […]

Sir Terry Pratchett book auctioned in aid of orangutans

Sunday 27 November at 8pm – Monday 5 December at 8pm. The Big Give is holding an auction from this Sunday until the start of the Christmas Challenge. The Orangutan Foundation is honoured to be auctioning a proof of Sir Terry Pratchett’s latest Discworld novel, Snuff, complete with signed bookplate. There are only 155 proofs existing […]

Bird nests and visitors in Tanjung Puting National Park

Orangutan Foundation in collaboration with Tanjung Puting National Park run Pondok Ambung, a tropical forest research station. The national park’s wild orangutan population is estimated at over 4,000. But Tanjung Puting isn’t just famous for orangutans it has an amazing diversity of species that share the great ape’s habitat. Arif, our manager of the research […]

Celebrating Orangutans!

Yesterday was Orange for Orangutan Day – an event that always takes place in Orangutan Awareness Week. The aim is to raise awareness and funds for orangutan conservation but in a fun and interesting way.  It is also a celebration of this magnificent great ape. Many people are still unaware that their survival in the wild is threatened […]

Orangutan Awareness Week

To mark Orangutan Awareness Week here are some lovely images of these great apes. They were all taken by Ian Wood, who runs photo tours to Tanjung Puting National Park, Borneo.  We’ve included some other animals shots too because if you protect orangutan habitat you also protect 1000’s of other species! Why not do something for […]